Flames are rising from a barbeque as a young person is looking at her outstretched hands with a pained expression. Four other look on.

How confident do you feel about helping someone who has a burn?

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Sam has a neutral expression.

Sam is at her friend’s house for a summer party. She gets burned by flames from the barbeque and her friends act quickly to help her.

Sam’s story

Now let’s take a closer look at this skill.

How quickly do you think you should get a burn under cold running water?

What is the minimum amount of time you need to cool a burn for?

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A helper is running  water from a hosepipe over someone's outstretched and  reddened hands.

How confident do you feel about helping someone who has a burn?

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A helper is running  water from a hosepipe over someone's outstretched and  reddened hands.

Take action: If someone has a burn, cool the burn under running water for at least 10 minutes.

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